And for good reason – for centuries, strategically planned marriages allowed the wealthy and elite to retain their social standing, property and family businesses for generations.
We often assume that the life of the average lass in Victorian England was narrow and restrictive, full of stern governesses, stifling garments and fainting spells.
Certainly, infants and children died of disease, malnutrition and mishaps at much higher rates than they do today.
But if a girl managed to survive to adulthood, her chance of living to a ripe old age of 50, 60, 70 or even older was quite good.
Facebook App: Open links in External Browser There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set.
This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon.
The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser.